Progress Against Militants May Avoid Large Offensive

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January 09, 2014 AT 12:45 PM
Tribes and government forces appear to be making headway against al-Qaeda militants, avoiding for now a large Iraqi army offensive into Sunni cities that risked triggering a broader civil war, officials said Thursday. "The situation is better," said Qasim Abed, a former governor of Anbar province and member of the provincial council there. Abed said stores in Ramadi are opening and police are trickling back to their posts.